Michael Bay‘s reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise marches on, amidst unfounded rumors of the release date being pushed back and fan Internet backlash over the look of the turtles from the first trailer. This week we’ve got Megan Fox and Will Arnett back on set for some re-shoots and one fan’s TMNT fix that is blowing up the Internet.
Arnett and Fox are back on set doing some re-shoots. It’s not really anything unusual these days, Marvel and many other studios plan and schedule re-shoots these days as normal movie making and it’s certainly nothing like the hullabaloo that accompanied the re-shoots for Bard Pitt‘s World War Z.
Fox looks great considering she just gave birth to her second child, a boy, only seven weeks ago. You pass a bowling ball through your body and then tell me you’d be up and back to work that quick.
Here’s some on set pictures from JustJared:
As much as I am dreading the final product Bay puts on the screen, I’m also predicting, and hopeful, that Arnett brings his “A” game to the screen as one of the bright spots in a movie that will most likely disappoint a lot of fans.
Before we go on to the next part of this post, take quick look at the trailer to prime your memory.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
Now that you’ve refreshed your memory of what those Bay turtles look like in the trailer, here’s what one industrious Internet fan did to help make those turtles a bit more familiar to fans.
See what he did there? Just a little tweak to the nose and the turtles go from horrifying, mutated, is this guy gonna eat me, pass me an air-sickness bag, to a much more humorous, lovable, more familiar turtle. Nobody wants to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Who Must Not Be Named Because They Have No Nose.
Here’s another look at what some small changes might do to help their appearance:
We can only hope that there might be some changes made in post production after the Internet responded to the new look in this first trailer. Who knows, perhaps the turtles are still mutating? We can only hope, but Bay’s ego most likely won’t allow him any wiggle room. It’s his way or the highway.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theater screens August 8th.